Authors - Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955) was a German theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics. While best known for his mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation"), he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". The latter was pivotal in establishing quantum theory within physics. - Wikipedia
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
You teach me baseball and I'll teach you relativity...no we must not. You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
Great spirits have always encountered violent oppostion from mediocre minds.
I want to know God's thoughts...the rest are details.
The more I study science, the more I believe in God.
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
The man who regards life as meaningless is not merely unfortunate, but almost disqualified for life.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill! In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Information is not knowledge.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
When I study philosophical works I feel I am swallowing something which I don't have in my mouth.
As the circle of light increases, so does the circumference of darkness around it.
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenatrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sent iment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself amoung profoundly religious men.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
If A is a success in life, than A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Every day, man is making bigger and better fool-proof things, and every day, nature is making bigger and better fools. So far, I think nature is winning.
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
The laws of gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action!
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
But could not our situation be compared to one of a menacing epidemic? People are unable to view this situation in its true light, for their eyes are blinded by passion. General fear and anxiety create hatred and aggressiveness. The adaptation to warlike aims and activities has corrupted the mentality of man; as a result, intelligent, objective and humane thinking has hardly any effect and is even suspected and persecuted as unpatriotic.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
God is clever, but not dishonest.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty...this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.
Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as [Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
God does not play dice with the universe.
Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.
We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.
Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods.
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
The environment is everything that isn't me.
When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience.